Armed robbers stole a French bulldog at gunpoint in Castro Valley Saturday and later returned to steal the victims' car. Betty Yu reports (1-16-22)
French Bulldog Stolen at Gunpoint During Castro Valley Armed RobberyArmed robbers stole a French bulldog at gunpoint in Castro Valley Saturday and later returned to steal the victims' car. Betty Yu reports (1-16-22)
Chew on This: Dead Christmas Trees Are Fast Food for GoatsThe Independence 4-H club in Sonoma County has found a novel and lucrative way to get rid of old Christmas trees. John Ramos reports. (1-2-22)
Bay Area Dog Owners Should Know The Signs Of Canine FluThe canine flu is rapidly spreading in Southern California. As Juliette Goodrich reports, experts say it is only a matter of time before it reaches the Bay Area.
Wild Hawk Rescued in Santa Cruz May Have Been Fed MethA red-tailed hawk is recovering in Santa Cruz County after several people phoned Animal Services to report seeing the bird in a camper's tent in San Lorenzo Park. Devin Fehely reports. (12-11-21)
Original Report: Pandemic Pets Left Home Alone As Owners Head Back To WorkOne-in-five Bay Area households welcomed a new dog or cat during the pandemic. Anne Makovec tells us, in this KPIX Original Report, they may soon be home alone and owners are scrambling to find pet sitters as they return to the office.
Dozens of Dogs, Cats Removed From Danville HomeRoughly 80 cats and dogs were removed from a Danville home on Friday. Animal services labeled it a case of hoarding but the homeowner said the pets were part of a nonprofit rescue waiting for adoption. Da Lin reports. (10-17-21)
San Jose Pet Owners Fearful After Cats Found Shot With Pellet GunA San Jose community is in fear they're living among someone who is hunting their cats and shooting them with a pellet gun after two cat owners reported their pets had been targeted in recent months. Maria Cid Medina reports. (10-14-21)
Pit Bull Saved From House Fire in OakleySome first responders in the East Bay are being hailed as heroes after they saved a pet during a house fire in Oakley on Sunday. (10-3-21)
Former Firefighter Reunites With Dogs After They Were Stolen From His Sierra Foothills RanchA retired firefighter faced an unexpected emergency after his two dogs were stolen right off his property but these are more than the family pets. Tony Lopez reports. (9-30-21)
Mini Horses Bring Relief From Stress to COVID-Weary Health WorkersOn Saturday, a group of mini horses from the rescue group “Angels for Minis” visited John Muir Medical Center and, although the animals are diminutive, the joy they brought health care workers was mammoth. John Ramos reports. (9-4-21)
Pandemic Pet Adopters Seek Training to Ease Animals' Separation AnxietyWith families now returning to offices and schools, what will happen with the pets they adopted during quarantine? Sharon Chin reports. (8-26-21)
San Francisco Animal Control Warns Residents Not To Feed CoyotesWe’ve all heard the warnings not to feed wild animals. But it's happening in a San Francisco neighborhood and Animal Control officials warn the results could be tragic. John Ramos reports. (8/11/21)
SJ Gang Bust Leads To Stolen Bulldog And PuppySan Jose police arrested three alleged gang members suspected in a spree of violent crimes. Kiet Do tells us they recovered weapons, narcotics and stolen property, including a stolen bulldog and its puppy.
VIDEO: Dognapper Walks Off With Dog At Safeway In Los GatosA distraught owner hopes that surveillance video of the dognapper who stole his dog will lead to his pet's safe return. 'Bowie,' a 2-year-old miniature Australian Shepherd was stolen in front of the Safeway in Los Gatos, on August 6.
Shelters Inundated With 'Pandemic Pups' as Adoptive Owners' Attention FlagsDuring the COVID lockdowns, record numbers of people brought new pets into their homes. Now, shelters are seeing the opposite -- a record number of people looking to surrender their dogs. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-15-21)
Family Of Foxes Takes Over Sacramento HomeA family of foxes took over a Sacramento home, looking for food. Velena Jones tells us why the homeowner was happy the foxes were living in his backyard.
Yorkshire Terrier Stolen From Car in San FranciscoPolice in San Francisco on Friday asked the public's help finding a pet Yorkshire Terrier who was stolen along with a suitcase from a victim's vehicle Thursday night. (6-11-21)
Raw Video: Cobby the ChimpanzeeCobby is seen enjoying special treats and party décor with his troop during his birthday celebration in 2020. Video courstesy of San Francisco Zoo
Mountain Lion Seen Wandering San Francisco NeighborhoodsAuthorities warned residents in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods that a mountain lion was seen prowling city streets early Tuesday morning. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-18-21)
Sierra Foothills Family Mounts Search for Missing TortoiseAn El Dorado County family is going to great lengths and great heights to find their missing tortoise, Celest. (5-14-21)
Marin County Nonprofit Brings Therapy Dogs to Comfort FirefightersFirefighters aren't the only ones getting ready for what's expected to be a very busy fire season. A San Rafael woman and her dog are hitting the road to bring some comfort and joy to those battling blazes on the frontlines. Sharon Chin reports. (5-1-21)
Illegally-Sold Puppies in East Bay Found Suffering From ParvoBefore you buy a pandemic pet here's a warning about puppies being sold on the side of the road in Alameda County -- they may be very sick. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-30-21)
Pets & Animals Friday News WrapA rescued dog's heartwarming reunion; kittens saved from a car engine compartment, adorable lemurs and more. (4-30-21)
Dog Rescued From Tight Space Between San Francisco BuildingsIf all good dogs go to heaven, one San Francisco pooch tried to get there multiple times, only to be rescued in spectacular fashion. Andria Borba reports. (4-29-21)